semicomatose


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sem·i·com·a·tose

(sem'ē-kō'mă-tōs),
An imprecise term for a state of drowsiness and inaction, in which more than ordinary stimulation may be required to evoke a response, and the response may be delayed or incomplete.
Synonym(s): semiconscious

semicomatose

[-kō′mətōs]
Etymology: L, semi, half; Gk, koma, deep sleep
pertaining to a condition of stupor from which a patient can be aroused. See also coma, Glasgow Coma Scale.
Relating to a state in which a patient is unresponsive unless shaken

semicomatose

Neurology adjective Relating to a state in which a Pt is unresponsive unless shaken, not stirred. See Comatose.

sem·i·co·ma·tose

(sem'ē-kō'mă-tōs)
An imprecise term for a state of drowsiness and inaction, in which more than ordinary stimulation may be required to evoke a response, and the response may be delayed or incomplete.
Synonym(s): semiconscious.

sem·i·co·ma·tose

(sem'ē-kō'mă-tōs)
Imprecise term for a state of drowsiness and inaction, in which more than ordinary stimulation may be required to evoke a response.
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The West Virginia court's award of damages for lost enjoyment of life subsequently was overturned by the Fourth Circuit on the ground that award was punitive for purposes of application of the Federal Tort Claims Act, since the plaintiff was semicomatose and hence not aware of the loss.
While there is significant morbidity and mortality involving patients in semicomatose and comatose states, the care of such patients has traditionally been limited to supportive measures.
Further research using more rigorous research designs to ascertain the effectiveness of methylphenidate in the treatment of patients in semicomatose and comatose states is needed.
Despite these initial intriguing results, little follow-up investigation of the drug's utility, safety, and efficacy in the treatment of comatose and semicomatose states has been conducted.
In the first case, a patient was in a semicomatose state due to traumatic brain injury, and in the second, a patient was in a comatose state secondary to the subdural hematoma after a fall.
Despite aggressive supportive treatment, he remained in a semicomatose state, and was transferred to a community hospital for nursing home placement.
Although Brant survived, he was semicomatose and there was no way to know whether he would ever be responsive, since he had severe neurological damage at the base of his brain.
John admits with a cackle that his staff seem semicomatose in the series.
He had now become semicomatose, remained febrile, and had severe dyspnea and purpuric rash (Figure 2).